Pleurodesis needs more research into patient outcomes, study finds

22 Jan 2018 by under Research/Treatment

upper body 944557 960 720 100x100 Pleurodesis needs more research into patient outcomes, study findsFluid buildup in the chest cavity is a common symptom of mesothelioma. The excess fluid, known as , is linked to shortness of breath, greatly decreasing patient comfort as they fight the deadly cancer. Pleurodesis, a procedure to prevent the future accumulation of fluid, is often used as a treatment method, but a new study highlights how the risks associated with the procedure are not as well-known as popularity of the procedure would suggest. Read the rest of this entry »


Australian town council able to avoid suspension over asbestos mismanagement

18 Jan 2018 by under News

download 100x100 Australian town council able to avoid suspension over asbestos mismanagementThe verdict is in for the Australian city council that found themselves potentially out of a job for mismanagement, pending review from the New South Wales Minister for Local Government. Read the rest of this entry »


Canada proposes legislation to move asbestos ban forward

12 Jan 2018 by under News

Flag of Canada.svg 1 100x100 Canada proposes legislation to move asbestos ban forwardAt the end of 2016, the Canadian government announced plans to remove asbestos from the country, acknowledging no safe level of exposure to the carcinogen is safe for humans. It planned a “whole-of-government-approach” to reduce the public’s health risk by proposing regulations to eliminate its manufacture, use, import and export by 2018. Read the rest of this entry »


Research suggests tanning may reduce risk of mesothelioma, other diseases

11 Jan 2018 by under Research/Treatment

Tanning bed November 2008 100x100 Research suggests tanning may reduce risk of mesothelioma, other diseasesMesothelioma and tanning beds are probably not two words that often end up in the same sentence. But new research is suggesting a connection between using tanning beds to increase vitamin D levels in hopes of improving mesothelioma . Read the rest of this entry »


Deadline for suits against W.R. Grace & Co. approaches

8 Jan 2018 by under News

800px Bauer Elementary ASBESTOS 2 100x100 Deadline for suits against W.R. Grace & Co. approaches, Montana residents affected by exposure are on notice as the deadline for filing suits against the mine  is quickly approaching. Read the rest of this entry »


New nomogram may help determine mesothelioma patient outcomes

5 Jan 2018 by under Research/Treatment

587px Researcher looks through microscope 1 100x100 New nomogram may help determine mesothelioma patient outcomesAccurately determining prognosis for those with mesothelioma allows doctors to make informed decisions about treatment options for their patients and allows patients to make informed quality of life and financial decisions. Because mesothelioma patients rarely live long after diagnosis, patient prognosis plays a significant role in research efforts. Read the rest of this entry »


Claire’s claims makeup testing did not find asbestos

3 Jan 2018 by under News

upper body 944557 960 720 100x100 Claires claims makeup testing did not find asbestosJust days after allegations emerged of in the makeup sold by retailer Claire’s, the company has responded with information from independent testing of its own. Read the rest of this entry »


Sri Lanka, Russia wrangle over asbestos ban

29 Dec 2017 by under News
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and are currently wrangling over how new asbestos regulations will affect the two countries. After issued a ban effecting asbestos imports from Russia, the country allegedly retaliated by banning tea imports from . Read the rest of this entry »


Makeup sold to kids by Claire’s reportedly contains asbestos

27 Dec 2017 by under News

GHS pictogram silhouette 100x100 Makeup sold to kids by Claires reportedly contains asbestosYet another children’s makeup product has been pulled from the shelves after was found as an ingredient. In July, Justice stores around the country pulled its Just Shine Shimmer Powder after asbestos was detected in the product, and most recently, just before Christmas, 17 makeup products sold at Claire’s stores across the country have similarly been removed from store shelves as a precaution. Read the rest of this entry »


Mining health and safety regulations face review under Trump administration

25 Dec 2017 by under News

640px BLACK LUNG X RAYS FROM PATIENTS OF DR. A.H. RUSSAKOFF PULMONARY DISEASE SPECIALIST AND PIONEER AIR POLLUTION FIGHTER...   NARA   545474 100x100 Mining health and safety regulations face review under Trump administrationCoal miner advocates are on edge after the Trump administration announced the review of Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) — a move that has many wondering if regulations meant to protect workers will soon be on the chopping block. Read the rest of this entry »